Various foundations and regional initiatives provide funding to businesses and professionals for further education in the hospitality industry. Make the most of these opportunities and find out about the options below. There is no legal entitlement. The funds are fixed on an annual basis and depend on the respective budget.
Hans Schellenberg Foundation
The "Hans Schellenberg Foundation" or “Vereinigung Diplomierter Hoteliers Restaurateure SHV & Hotelmanager NDS HF (VDH)” (Association of qualified hoteliers, restaurateurs and hotel managers) supports students of the NDS hotel management school with an interest-free loan. Further information (German):
Tourism region of Zurich
Young professionals who are doing a full-time vocational baccalaureate (BM 2) can apply for a loan, thanks to a joint initiative of Zürich Hoteliers and GastroZürich. Deadline is at least four months before the semester begins. Further information:
Züricher Hoteliers, Marianne Dobler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 044 350 04 12
Canton of Valais Valais
hoteliers with an operating license and their employees are entitled to participate in ritzy* seminars free of charge. Financial support is also provided for courses outside the canton if they are organised by hotelleriesuisse, GastroSuisse or Hotel & Gastro formation (and not ritzy*). Claims for a daily allowance of up to 150 SFr can be made. Prior application is compulsory if the training lasts 3 days or longer or costs more than 500 SFr. Further information and the application form: www.ritzyinfo.ch